I just spoke with a manager who told me of a recent meeting that degenerated into bickering and complaining (commonly known as a bitch session). Nothing was accomplished.
It seems to me there are two sides to most situations: the winning side and the whining side.
Whiners focus on problems; winners focus on solutions.
Whiners blame; winners take responsibility.
Whiners explain why it won’t work; winners focus on how to make it work.
Whining is easy and requires no skill. Winning is tough and requires hard work.
Which side are you on?
So why do winners hire whiners? How do winners make whiners? How does a winner take resposibiity if there are no problems? Why do the solutions of the winners only take the winner’s perspectives into consideration? If there is whining, there is no winning even for the so called winners.
Sounds like you may have a point. But I believe it concerns the attitude when it comes to whining. There are legitimate problems that do need to be addressed and brought up and this is where the complaining starts for a whiner and where action takes place for the winner. I think this is where a winner sets himself/herself apart from a whiner.
To John’s point: just addressing the problem is not enough. It’s important to exercise a little courage to present a better idea or solution to the problem.